Historic Expansion of Historic Districts – West End Ave Edition

The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission is undertaking a study that may add a substantial number of additional blocks to the 5 existing West End Ave historic districts.

As can be seen in the map above, the proposed study area is massive and is even larger than the local preservation group – West End Preservation Society – was seeking.

The impact this will have on development and re-development (as there are not many undeveloped parcels on the Upper West Side) in this part of the City will be huge and will be felt for decades to come.

Once again, the LPC has taken a position that will please many and anger many others.